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The Most Delusional Apple Fanboy Spin We've Seen About The Maps Debacle (AAPL)

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Apple blogger Jim Dalrymple of The Loop recently posted an email from a reader regarding the whole Apple Maps debacle and the release of Google Maps on iPhone. The headline Dalrymple used was, "Apple pulls one over Google" and the email he posted implies that it was Apple's plan all...
The Most Delusional Apple Fanboy Spin We've Seen About The Maps Debacle (AAPL)

(ECO:nomics) California Gov.: Solyndra Failure is Part of Learning Process

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By Cassandra Sweet (The following is an update from The Wall Street Journal’s ECO:nomics conference, which focuses on the business of the environment and runs through March 23. For all the coverage of this conference, check out: http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/tag/economics) California Gov. Jerry Brown said the September bankruptcy of California solar-panel maker...
(ECO:nomics) California Gov.: Solyndra Failure is Part of Learning Process

Pirate Bay Finds Safe Haven in Iceland, Switches to .IS Domain

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It has been a busy month for The Pirate Bay’s IT department thus far, with the site skipping from domain to domain. Two weeks ago the notorious BitTorrent site traded in its .SE domain for the Greenland-based .GL TLD. The Pirate Bay took this decision because they feared that Swedish...
Pirate Bay Finds Safe Haven in Iceland, Switches to .IS Domain

Apple Fires Maps Manager

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Now that Apple SVP Eddy Cue has had some time to assess the debacle that was the iOS 6 Maps launch, he’s taking decisive steps to make sure it never happens again. He’s fired Rich Williamson, the guy who oversaw the development of Apple’s mobile mapping software, which launched with...
Apple Fires Maps Manager

Facebook’s first-ever earnings call will take place next month

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Facebook will be joining the old guard next month with its first official earnings call, in which it will offer details on and explanations of its financial decisions over the past few months to investors and press. The call is set for July 26, 2012, at 2 p.m. Pacific...
Facebook’s first-ever earnings call will take place next month

Modder Makes SimCity Capable Of Offline Play Which Works Flawlessly

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This SimCity debacle can only be described as an onion. Every time you peel back another layer, you just find yet another bitter layer underneath to make you cry. It all started, as you no doubt know, when EA decided to make the game with an always online requirement. The...
Modder Makes SimCity Capable Of Offline Play Which Works Flawlessly

Fledging storytelling app Backspaces passes 50k users and 90k stories, refines Web presence

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After launching back in August, Backspaces, an iPhone app for telling stories using just photos and text, has passed 50,000 users and 90,000 stories. The service received a considerable boost during Instagram’s terms of service debacle, and has since taken on an interesting, reflective role in the mobile sharing space. In short, Backspaces...
Fledging storytelling app Backspaces passes 50k users and 90k stories, refines Web presence
By 2018, tablets will be obsolete, says legacy smartphone company CEO

CBS fires sports blogger following Twitter-based misstep on Paterno’s death

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CBS finally let go its sports blogger Adam Jacobi following the Paterno debacle, Jacobi himself announced today on his Twitter account: As you may remember, CBS Sports wrongly announced the death of the ex-Penn State American football coach Joe Paterno – who had recently been blamed for not doing enough...
CBS fires sports blogger following Twitter-based misstep on Paterno’s death

Now Tesla Has To Explain Away Another Test Drive Debacle

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On Monday, automotive resource site Edmunds Director of Vehicle Testing Dan Edmunds reported that the touchscreen in the Tesla Model S he was test driving had gone black. While the car was still drivable, Edmunds lost control of the radio, navigation and phone functions. Edmunds, who wrote a positive review...
Now Tesla Has To Explain Away Another Test Drive Debacle

The Next CEO Of Microsoft Suddenly No Longer Works At Microsoft

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“Floored.” “Wow.” “Wild.” Those are some of the reactions within Microsoft tonight upon hearing that Windows and Windows Live President Steven Sinofsky would be leaving the company “effective immediately“. Those are the reactions because nearly all Microsoft employees found out about the news tonight alongside the rest of us. Microsoft and...
The Next CEO Of Microsoft Suddenly No Longer Works At Microsoft

CRAMER: I Think Facebook's May Numbers Were Really Bad (FB)

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Somewhat lost in all the hoopla over Facebook's secret change in guidance is that fact that it needed to change guidance. In a rather somber video at TheStreet.com, influential CNBC host Jim Cramer said of the whole debacle: "I think the numbers were really bad in May for Facebook. I...
CRAMER: I Think Facebook's May Numbers Were Really Bad (FB)
Third Point buys stake in 3 new tech companies: Apple, Google, Cisco

Privacy On The Internet Is Misunderstood

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With the recent Facebook announcements, the Google Buzz launch debacle and the Blippy credit card mess, Privacy is being constantly talked about. If you look at those three events, we have three very different definitions of privacy. Blippy’s issue was thankfully limited to a handful of credit card numbers. However,...
Privacy On The Internet Is Misunderstood

Disruptions: And the Privacy Gaps Just Keep On Coming

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Patricia Poss of the F.T.C.'s mobile unit says companies should build security into their products from the outset, not after a privacy debacle....
Disruptions: And the Privacy Gaps Just Keep On Coming

FCC treading lightly after LightSquared debacle

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The Federal Communications Commission’s decision to yank its support for satellite firm LightSquared all but ends that company’s effort to launch mobile services, analysts say. Now comes the hangover. FCC officials say they still have faith that satellite technology can be used to create wireless networks rivaling those of AT&T...
FCC treading lightly after LightSquared debacle

DealBook: As Facebook's Stock Struggles, Fingers Start Pointing

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Much of the blame for Facebook's initial public offering debacle is landing on Morgan Stanley, the lead banker....
DealBook: As Facebook's Stock Struggles, Fingers Start Pointing

The Best Apple Maps Parody Video You'll Ever See (AAPL)

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Even The Onion isn't willing to let the Apple Maps debacle go.  Please follow SAI: Tools on Twitter and Facebook.Join the conversation about this story »...
The Best Apple Maps Parody Video You'll Ever See (AAPL)

Google's Safari Tracking Debacle: Reality Check

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Google appears to be busted abusing user privacy by tracking users across the web without their permission, but Google denies the charge....
Google's Safari Tracking Debacle: Reality Check

Will The Autonomy Debacle Be The Straw That Breaks HP's Back?

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The question of whether Hewlett-Packard can avoid a break up will be answered over the next six months or so. That's about how long the company has to convince investors its PC, printer and technology-services businesses can generate the cash needed to build and sell products into growth markets, especially...
Will The Autonomy Debacle Be The Straw That Breaks HP's Back?
HP emerges as big winner in webOS sale, and LG doesn't rule out a phone

Avid Gamer (And Minnesota Vikings Punter) Chris Kluwe Does The Math On How Much EA's SimCity Debacle Cost EA

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Oh, EA. I would imagine that there are more than a few execs and PR people who are hoping their employer is siphoning off a bit of its $5 billion market cap and putting it towards time machine R&D. With this post-facto mulligan tearing a new hole in the spacetime...
Avid Gamer (And Minnesota Vikings Punter) Chris Kluwe Does The Math On How Much EA's SimCity Debacle Cost EA

Will Wright Says SimCity Launch Was 'Inexcusable'

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While we recently discussed how EA's silence has managed to push the backlash over the SimCity launch debacle into the background, anyone at all familiar with the story realizes what a complete botch it was. The initial backlash was bad enough, but it was made all the worse when...
Will Wright Says SimCity Launch Was 'Inexcusable'

SimCity launch debacle drags on, as EA disables features

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Even if you have little interest in SimCity, it's worth paying attention to the messy launch of the series' long-awaited reboot. Like it or not, this is the future of large-scale video games. For three days now, players have complained of issues connecting with the SimCity's servers. One report...
SimCity launch debacle drags on, as EA disables features
The 10 Smartest Things Tim Cook Has Done Since Becoming Apple's CEO (AAPL)

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (YHOO, GOOG, LNKD)

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Good morning! Here's what's going on in tech land: Yahoo is having a hard time keeping employees happy after the Scott Thompson resume debacle. A manager says, "It's not fun when you're trying to talk people away form quitting all day long." A New York startup raised a whole lot...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (YHOO, GOOG, LNKD)

Here's what we learned from the Socialcam acquisition: Innovation wins, not numbers

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First off, I want to say that the $60M acquisition of Socialcam by Autodesk is a great move for both companies. I have been watching Autodesk for the past year or so, and it’s a company that is making bold moves, for sure. Regardless of some of the things that...
Here's what we learned from the Socialcam acquisition: Innovation wins, not numbers

Valley Elite to Nasdaq: Either Greifeld Is Done or We Are

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The recurring topic on stage at last week’s D10 conference was the legacy of Steve Jobs. But the topic at dinners and in hallways and over poker games was Facebook’s bungled IPO. I had a variance of this conversation a lot: “What was your take on the IPO?” (I never...
Valley Elite to Nasdaq: Either Greifeld Is Done or We Are

UK disputes "simple mistake" defense in Street View debacle

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UK authorities have reopened their investigation surrounding Google's Street View data-collection program, following concerns that the search giant may not have been forthcoming in its previous statements. Information Commissioner's Office enforcement chief Steve Eckersley has asked the company to provide responses to fresh questions related to the debacle, which the...
UK disputes "simple mistake" defense in Street View debacle

Fired Apple Maps engineer hired by Facebook

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Bloomberg is reporting that Richard Williamson, one of the engineers who led Apple’s charge to replace Google Maps on the iPhone and was fired when results were less than satisfactory, has been hired by Facebook. Cue all kinds of Facebook social graph mapping jokes. Humor aside, however, Williamson was one...
Fired Apple Maps engineer hired by Facebook
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